Summary: Humans in the workplace and technology evolve together in shaping the future of work.
Original author and publication date: Andrea Hilao – September 3, 2020
Futurizonte Editor’s Note: We agree with Wezowksi: there is no one future, but many. And those futures, we add, will not arrive at once for everybody.
From the article:
This year’s e’ffect promises to deliver a new online and immersive innovative experience for its audience bringing in industry experts and renowned business leaders including SAP’s design “rock star” Martin Wezowski. As 2020 continues to unfold, challenging the survival of many organisations around the world, Wezowski’s e’ffect episode on “The Future of Work” could not have come at a better time.
As sort of a preview to Wezowski’s e’ffect session, he shared in BBC StoryWorks how humans in the workplace and technology evolve together in shaping the future of work.
Being the Chief Designer for SAP’s Technology & Innovation Strategy Team, Wezowski is in charge of creating future outlooks, strategies, and products as well as define and run innovation frameworks. Outside SAP, he is also a well-renowned speaker, panelist, and guest lecturer in some of the notable global events and conferences. As a Global Futurist, he is passionate about sharing with his audience the future of technology and design including the role of machine learning and artificial intelligence.
“Futures are designable – it’s up to you to make them somewhere we want to live in. There is an infinite possibility of things you can do. You don’t predict the future. You work for a desirable one,” he stressed.
In the upcoming virtual event e’ffect 2020, Wezowski will also discuss why curiosity and creativity become the key skillsets of this decade and the importance of agility for smarter and efficient working.
The Skillsets of the Decade
As organisations speed up their automation journey that now goes beyond Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Wezowksi explained the critical role of the people in creating meaningful work that truly adds value and complements technological progress. He emphasised that innately human attributes like playing, experimenting, imagining, and capitalising on our emotional intelligence and contextual knowledge will lead to “empathic symbiosis” with machines.
“Curiosity and creativity are one of the skillsets of this decade. It is not purely engineering – you can read that in a book. Everything you can be instructed on is less important to have in your blood and your education. It’s things you can’t search for online,” he explained.